Criminal Speeding Tickets


Criminal speeding tickets can affect your insurance rates and add points to your driver's license. If you have been cited for a criminal speeding violation in the greater Maricopa County metro area, our Glendale criminal speeding ticket defense attorneys at The Law Offices of John Phebus can help. As skilled lawyers, we have represented numerous clients in the Phoenix area in fighting criminal speeding tickets and other Arizona traffic violations. Our goals are to minimize the impact of the charge and protect your driving privileges.

Criminal Speeding Citation in Glendale or Peoria?
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Arizona Criminal Speeding Ticket Defense

Speeding in Arizona falls under two categories:

  • Civil speeding violation: 1 to 20 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Criminal speeding: 21 mph over the limit or any speed in excess of 85 mph

Both offenses are punishable by fines, and pleading guilty adds three points against your driver's license. If you accumulate 8 to 12 points in one year from traffic violations, you may be required to attend MVD Traffic Survival School classes. If you accumulate 13 to 17 points in one year, your license can be suspended for 90 days. If you accumulate 18-23 points in one year, you may receive a suspension of six months. If you should accumulate 24 or more points in three years, you may receive a one-year suspension. Your insurance company can request your driving record at any time and raise your rates for traffic violations.

In many cases, we are able to plead a criminal speeding ticket down to a civil offense. Under a civil speeding violation, you may be able to attend Defensive Driving School and eliminate points against your license. A criminal speeding conviction is not eligible.

We have also helped many clients fight criminal speeding tickets to have the charges dismissed. We can discuss with you the various grounds for challenging a criminal speeding violation.

Contact A Peoria Criminal Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Contact us at our offices in Glendale, Arizona. We have extensive experience in handling criminal traffic citations. We offer a free telephone consultation so we can discuss your case if you are from Arizona or out of state. Call 623-377-7459 or contact our office online.